Evasive Strike

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the mesmer skill. For the ranger skill that formerly had the same name, see Toxic Strike.
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Evasive Strike

0.5½ Activation time  

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer (skill list)
Weapon slot 1
Activ. type
Stab (mesmer skill).png
Jab (mesmer skill).png
Evasive Strike.png
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Evade while delivering a powerful final attack.

 Damage.png Damage: 367 (1)?
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Evade.png Evade: 10.5½ seconds
 Range.png Range: 150

— In-game description [?]

Related traits[edit]

Evasive Mirror Evasive Mirror - Reflect projectiles after a successful evasion.
Fencer's Finesse Fencer's Finesse - Gain a stacking ferocity effect when you or one of your illusions strikes with a one-handed sword or a spear. Reduces recharge on sword and spear skills.
Mental Defense Mental Defense - Cast Lesser Phantasmal Defender on your attacker when you successfully block or evade an attack.
Ineptitude Ineptitude - Interrupting a foe inflicts blind, and blinding a foe inflicts confusion. This trait can only activate on enemies with defiance bars once per interval.


  • The mesmer cannot move while casting this skill.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 01, 2013
  • This ability is now able to strike enemies.
December 14, 2012
  • Increased damage by 25%.
October 01, 2012
  • The following profession skills now hit 3 targets instead of 1: Mesmer Spear: Stab, Jab, Evasive Strike.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Evasive Strike has been added to the game.